Christian Therapists in Victoria, BC

Photo of Panida Pongpanich, Counsellor in Victoria, BC
Panida Pongpanich
Counsellor, RCC, MCC, MSc
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Victoria, BC V8W
I provide my patients with a safe, warm and judgment-free environment to discuss their most personal and intimate life struggles. Our sense of love and belonging is fundamental to reaching our potential. I work with children, youth, teens, adults, couples, and families who face a range of mental health and relationship concerns including but not limited to; anxiety, depression, anger, panic, ASD, ADHD, OCD, ODD, eating disorders, traumas, childhood traumas, PTSD, dissociation, parent-child/family/marital/couples conflict, parenting, tantrum, self-harm, low self-esteem, identity, grief & loss, addictions, and spiritual development.
I provide my patients with a safe, warm and judgment-free environment to discuss their most personal and intimate life struggles. Our sense of love and belonging is fundamental to reaching our potential. I work with children, youth, teens, adults, couples, and families who face a range of mental health and relationship concerns including but not limited to; anxiety, depression, anger, panic, ASD, ADHD, OCD, ODD, eating disorders, traumas, childhood traumas, PTSD, dissociation, parent-child/family/marital/couples conflict, parenting, tantrum, self-harm, low self-esteem, identity, grief & loss, addictions, and spiritual development.
(819) 414-2729 View (819) 414-2729
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Julie Lidstone
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
Victoria, BC V8X
Julie is a Registered Social Worker offering counselling services in both BC and Alberta. If you are located in the Victoria, BC area, Julie can provide counselling in-person, via video, or over the phone. For clients residing elsewhere in BC or in Alberta, services are available through video or phone sessions.
Julie is a Registered Social Worker offering counselling services in both BC and Alberta. If you are located in the Victoria, BC area, Julie can provide counselling in-person, via video, or over the phone. For clients residing elsewhere in BC or in Alberta, services are available through video or phone sessions.
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Photo of Jake McPhee, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Victoria, BC
Jake McPhee
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Victoria, BC V9B
You’ve made the decision to choose change! Growth is essential to the human experience and I look forward to helping you make positive changes to your life. I have extensive history working with substance addictions & all forms of mental health. I aim to create a space where you can have a real, intentional, meaningful experience; I will meet you where you are at and work with you to reveal your strengths and goals. I approach my work with care, compassion and a dash of humour! I use a variety of modalities (such as CBT, ACT, MI) that I cater to your needs and situation. My counselling is collaborative and prioritizes your needs.
You’ve made the decision to choose change! Growth is essential to the human experience and I look forward to helping you make positive changes to your life. I have extensive history working with substance addictions & all forms of mental health. I aim to create a space where you can have a real, intentional, meaningful experience; I will meet you where you are at and work with you to reveal your strengths and goals. I approach my work with care, compassion and a dash of humour! I use a variety of modalities (such as CBT, ACT, MI) that I cater to your needs and situation. My counselling is collaborative and prioritizes your needs.
(289) 207-6416 View (289) 207-6416
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Joelene Heathcote Registered Counsellor
Counsellor, BA, MFA, RTC
Verified Verified
Victoria, BC V8R
I support clients managing emotional challenges, BPD traits, depression, OCD, perfectionism, negative internal dialogue, addiction, grief, trauma, and difficult family dynamics. Together we explore a client's history, experience, emotions, and develop better skills for managing challenges. Often old coping strategies are no longer serving the client. Developing relational intimacy with others, and more compassionate communication with self is integral to my work with individuals and families. Together we find solutions for healing and moving forward in healthy ways so clients can align more authenticly with themselves.
I support clients managing emotional challenges, BPD traits, depression, OCD, perfectionism, negative internal dialogue, addiction, grief, trauma, and difficult family dynamics. Together we explore a client's history, experience, emotions, and develop better skills for managing challenges. Often old coping strategies are no longer serving the client. Developing relational intimacy with others, and more compassionate communication with self is integral to my work with individuals and families. Together we find solutions for healing and moving forward in healthy ways so clients can align more authenticly with themselves.
(672) 202-3647 View (672) 202-3647
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Mind Power Counselling - Kevin Lowe, RTC
Counsellor, RTC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Victoria, BC V8L
Are you at a cross road in your journey? Wondering what direction to turn next? Perhaps questioning how to change and where to start? Struggling in your relationships, feeling lost and looking for answers and meaning. You are not alone, in a warm and accepting environment I use evidence-based therapeutic practices to best serve you. Serving you to navigate and heal on your terms. Getting started is the first step in healing. Contact me for a free 30 minute consultation.
Are you at a cross road in your journey? Wondering what direction to turn next? Perhaps questioning how to change and where to start? Struggling in your relationships, feeling lost and looking for answers and meaning. You are not alone, in a warm and accepting environment I use evidence-based therapeutic practices to best serve you. Serving you to navigate and heal on your terms. Getting started is the first step in healing. Contact me for a free 30 minute consultation.
(581) 203-1810 View (581) 203-1810
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Sao Therapy
Counsellor, MACP, RCC
Verified Verified
Victoria, BC V8L
We are based in Vancouver, British Columbia and primarily work with adults. We work with individuals dealing with anxiety, depression, emotional regulation, life transitions, personal development, and ADHD management. Our experience enables us to offer effective outpatient, individualized, psychological care. We treat various mental health disorders and provide a safe and encouraging space to support individuals through their unique journey.
We are based in Vancouver, British Columbia and primarily work with adults. We work with individuals dealing with anxiety, depression, emotional regulation, life transitions, personal development, and ADHD management. Our experience enables us to offer effective outpatient, individualized, psychological care. We treat various mental health disorders and provide a safe and encouraging space to support individuals through their unique journey.
(236) 905-0031 View (236) 905-0031
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Hartwell Counselling, Ltd.
Counsellor, MA, CCC
Verified Verified
Victoria, BC V8N  (Online Only)
When was the last time you experienced harmony with your core principles? At Hartwell Counselling, I provide a compassionate and transformative therapy rooted in evidence-based practices such as EMDR. EMDR which stands for Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing and its the gold standard for treating and processing trauma. EMDR reduces trauma symptoms in a shorter time frame than the traditional talk therapy. Many clients have reported a reduction of traumatic symptoms after the initial few sessions of EMDR. EMDR is not a magic cure for trauma but it might produce some symptoms relief.
When was the last time you experienced harmony with your core principles? At Hartwell Counselling, I provide a compassionate and transformative therapy rooted in evidence-based practices such as EMDR. EMDR which stands for Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing and its the gold standard for treating and processing trauma. EMDR reduces trauma symptoms in a shorter time frame than the traditional talk therapy. Many clients have reported a reduction of traumatic symptoms after the initial few sessions of EMDR. EMDR is not a magic cure for trauma but it might produce some symptoms relief.
(587) 609-5572 View (587) 609-5572
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Chris Walford Counselling
Counsellor, MA , RCC, CCC
Verified Verified
Victoria, BC V8S
"We are made wise not by the recollection of our past, but by the responsibility for our future." George Bernard Shaw-- While working together there is but one expert and, ultimately, one person responsible for your life. That person is you. I consider it an honour to work alongside people who are motivated for change and moving forward in life. As we are all very complex and unique I seek to help you identify and address your needs, challenges and goals from a respectful, positive and supportive role that is future focused.
"We are made wise not by the recollection of our past, but by the responsibility for our future." George Bernard Shaw-- While working together there is but one expert and, ultimately, one person responsible for your life. That person is you. I consider it an honour to work alongside people who are motivated for change and moving forward in life. As we are all very complex and unique I seek to help you identify and address your needs, challenges and goals from a respectful, positive and supportive role that is future focused.
(778) 902-8162 View (778) 902-8162
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Elizabeth (Beth) Forbes: Online - Ptsd Trauma Related Concerns
Psychologist, R Psych
Verified Verified
Victoria, BC V9A  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
Do strong emotions and memories impact how you live? Unresolved trauma and chronic stress can create negative thoughts and feelings and negatively impact our overall well-being. We may experience anxiety/depression, addiction, chronic stress, etc. Coping mechanisms may become ineffective or even harmful over time. Are you new to therapy - or have been to therapy before - call to discuss how trauma therapy may help.
Do strong emotions and memories impact how you live? Unresolved trauma and chronic stress can create negative thoughts and feelings and negatively impact our overall well-being. We may experience anxiety/depression, addiction, chronic stress, etc. Coping mechanisms may become ineffective or even harmful over time. Are you new to therapy - or have been to therapy before - call to discuss how trauma therapy may help.
(579) 500-1786 View (579) 500-1786
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Meghan Richey
Counsellor, MA, RCC
Verified Verified
6 Endorsed
Victoria, BC V8V  (Online Only)
Our mental, emotional, physical, and spiritual health are deeply connected. Building and maintaining health and well-being requires an understanding of these connections and the ways that your personal history, relationships, environment, and communities play important roles. If you are struggling with depression, anxiety, trauma, or any challenging life circumstances, exploration into the underlying sources as well as present-focused tools to manage these difficulties can help on the path to healing and greater vitality.
Our mental, emotional, physical, and spiritual health are deeply connected. Building and maintaining health and well-being requires an understanding of these connections and the ways that your personal history, relationships, environment, and communities play important roles. If you are struggling with depression, anxiety, trauma, or any challenging life circumstances, exploration into the underlying sources as well as present-focused tools to manage these difficulties can help on the path to healing and greater vitality.
(587) 874-0558 View (587) 874-0558
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Ryan Yellowlees
Counsellor, MC, RCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Victoria, BC V8R  (Online Only)
Do you feel stuck? Are you feeling like your life is going nowhere? It can be an uncomfortable and overwhelming place to be. I offer a supportive, safe space to help you get unstuck and guide your life in a new direction. Together, we can navigate life's challenges, discover your strengths, and build a path toward healing and growth. I am here to assist you along your mental wellness journey.
Do you feel stuck? Are you feeling like your life is going nowhere? It can be an uncomfortable and overwhelming place to be. I offer a supportive, safe space to help you get unstuck and guide your life in a new direction. Together, we can navigate life's challenges, discover your strengths, and build a path toward healing and growth. I am here to assist you along your mental wellness journey.
(778) 743-8187 View (778) 743-8187
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Jen Rosang
Counsellor, BA, MA, RCC
Verified Verified
6 Endorsed
Victoria, BC V8P
Life can be hard. You may be living each day with anxiety, or feeling down about your current situation or past decisions. Maybe you are experiencing a challenging relationship, or struggling to manage difficult emotions such as anxiety, grief, anger, or sadness. Perhaps you feel stuck in some way or have trouble accepting yourself. You are not alone… All of these issues are part of the shared human experience. They are painful yet expected elements of life, and we can all learn to navigate them with more confidence when we have the necessary support and resources.
Life can be hard. You may be living each day with anxiety, or feeling down about your current situation or past decisions. Maybe you are experiencing a challenging relationship, or struggling to manage difficult emotions such as anxiety, grief, anger, or sadness. Perhaps you feel stuck in some way or have trouble accepting yourself. You are not alone… All of these issues are part of the shared human experience. They are painful yet expected elements of life, and we can all learn to navigate them with more confidence when we have the necessary support and resources.
(778) 400-7255 View (778) 400-7255
Photo of Kaitlin McManus, Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying) in Victoria, BC
Kaitlin McManus
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), LPAT
Verified Verified
Victoria, BC V8Z
I work with clients experiencing mental or emotional distress, such as anxiety, depression, grief, addiction, or other challenging emotions or life situations. I strive to bring clients into a place of healing connection with self, relationships, and life as it arises. It is my goal to teach clients evidenced-based and trauma-informed techniques required to move past trauma, and confidently heal from challenging life situations, and difficult emotions, to reach a place of greater autonomy, self-understanding, well-being, and ease in life.
I work with clients experiencing mental or emotional distress, such as anxiety, depression, grief, addiction, or other challenging emotions or life situations. I strive to bring clients into a place of healing connection with self, relationships, and life as it arises. It is my goal to teach clients evidenced-based and trauma-informed techniques required to move past trauma, and confidently heal from challenging life situations, and difficult emotions, to reach a place of greater autonomy, self-understanding, well-being, and ease in life.
(647) 692-1223 View (647) 692-1223
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Creative Connections Counselling
MA, AT, RCC, ACS
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Victoria, BC V9B
My intention is to bear witness to your journey. I am a client centered therapist formally trained in a trauma-informed and attachment informed practice. I engage in different modalities to meet the needs of the client. I am formally trained in evidence based interventions to support the whole self.
My intention is to bear witness to your journey. I am a client centered therapist formally trained in a trauma-informed and attachment informed practice. I engage in different modalities to meet the needs of the client. I am formally trained in evidence based interventions to support the whole self.
(236) 349-5023 View (236) 349-5023
Photo of Robyn Faulkner, Counsellor in Victoria, BC
Robyn Faulkner
Counsellor, RTC-c
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Victoria, BC V9B  (Online Only)
Are you feeling alone, isolated or stuck in a pattern of thinking that doesn't serve you well? These feelings can happen in close or difficult relationships, friendships, at work or school or from the loss of a loved one. Often, not establishing boundaries, where we can confidently be heard, can leave us feeling frustrated, misunderstood and alone. These continued feelings can compound, affecting us physically, mentally and spiritually, If you are looking for a clear path forward to more meaningful connections, we can work together, to gather tools essential for creating the changes you would like to see in your life.
Are you feeling alone, isolated or stuck in a pattern of thinking that doesn't serve you well? These feelings can happen in close or difficult relationships, friendships, at work or school or from the loss of a loved one. Often, not establishing boundaries, where we can confidently be heard, can leave us feeling frustrated, misunderstood and alone. These continued feelings can compound, affecting us physically, mentally and spiritually, If you are looking for a clear path forward to more meaningful connections, we can work together, to gather tools essential for creating the changes you would like to see in your life.
(825) 807-5607 View (825) 807-5607
Photo of Evan Michael Flynn, Pre-Licensed Professional in Victoria, BC
Evan Michael Flynn
Pre-Licensed Professional, BSc, MSc
Verified Verified
Victoria, BC V8R
Welcome, I'm pleased you're here to seek support and embark on your path to healing. I help people recognise their uniqueness and realise their full potential in a safe and non-judgmental environment. My primary objective is to empower you to fully engage with life in a manner that resonates with your individuality. Together, we'll collaborate to harness your inner strength and wisdom to resolve patterns that are no longer serving you and live a purposeful life.
Welcome, I'm pleased you're here to seek support and embark on your path to healing. I help people recognise their uniqueness and realise their full potential in a safe and non-judgmental environment. My primary objective is to empower you to fully engage with life in a manner that resonates with your individuality. Together, we'll collaborate to harness your inner strength and wisdom to resolve patterns that are no longer serving you and live a purposeful life.
(365) 363-2019 View (365) 363-2019
Photo of Rachel Lavery, Counsellor in Victoria, BC
Rachel Lavery
Counsellor, BEd, MC, RCC
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Victoria, BC V8T
What a time we are all having right now! How are you doing? Something is bothering you – which is why you’re here. You have a lot going on, time is something that you have no problem filling, in fact, slowing down & quieting your constantly moving brain can pose a challenge. Maybe you’re concerned about your child; you thought it was going to get better, but it hasn’t & now you worry it’s going to get worse. You need help. You want solutions – for yourself, your child/teen & your family. You’ve consulted family, friends, Oprah & your Instagram feed & you’ve run out of ideas. It’s time for a change.
What a time we are all having right now! How are you doing? Something is bothering you – which is why you’re here. You have a lot going on, time is something that you have no problem filling, in fact, slowing down & quieting your constantly moving brain can pose a challenge. Maybe you’re concerned about your child; you thought it was going to get better, but it hasn’t & now you worry it’s going to get worse. You need help. You want solutions – for yourself, your child/teen & your family. You’ve consulted family, friends, Oprah & your Instagram feed & you’ve run out of ideas. It’s time for a change.
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Photo of Maureen Codispodi, Counsellor in Victoria, BC
Maureen Codispodi
Counsellor, CCC, RCC, MA, MAT
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Victoria, BC V8T  (Online Only)
I support individuals and couples and strive to ensure that they have a place where they feel safe to explore what they need to move forward toward their own goals at their pace. With my over twenty years of professional experience in mental health, education and learning services/special education and counselling, I aim to support the uniqueness of each client and their specific life situations. I also bring a unique understanding of multicultural challenges as I have lived, worked and travelled around the world. I would genuinely love to connect with you and find out if we are a good match to support reaching your goals.
I support individuals and couples and strive to ensure that they have a place where they feel safe to explore what they need to move forward toward their own goals at their pace. With my over twenty years of professional experience in mental health, education and learning services/special education and counselling, I aim to support the uniqueness of each client and their specific life situations. I also bring a unique understanding of multicultural challenges as I have lived, worked and travelled around the world. I would genuinely love to connect with you and find out if we are a good match to support reaching your goals.
(778) 557-7917 View (778) 557-7917
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Jill Strayer-Church
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Victoria, BC V8T
I offer an approach that seeks to understand your unique situation, and works with you to process, problem solve and move forward towards where you want to be. I have 15 years of experience in various roles supporting people of all walks of life, including as a social worker with those experiencing life altering illness and persistent pain. I also have worked with those who are struggling with life transition, depression, anxiety, chronic stress, the effects of colonial violence, and relationship challenges. I believe it is critical to offer you immensely practical, anti-oppressive, trauma-informed, and hopeful counsel.
I offer an approach that seeks to understand your unique situation, and works with you to process, problem solve and move forward towards where you want to be. I have 15 years of experience in various roles supporting people of all walks of life, including as a social worker with those experiencing life altering illness and persistent pain. I also have worked with those who are struggling with life transition, depression, anxiety, chronic stress, the effects of colonial violence, and relationship challenges. I believe it is critical to offer you immensely practical, anti-oppressive, trauma-informed, and hopeful counsel.
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Photo of Kim Kirby, Registered Social Worker in Victoria, BC
Kim Kirby
Registered Social Worker, BSW, RSW
Verified Verified
Victoria, BC V9B  (Online Only)
As a dedicated Registered Social Worker (RSW) with several years of experience in social services, I am committed to helping people navigate life's challenges. My goal is to provide a safe and supportive space where clients can explore their emotions, find solutions, and achieve their personal goals.
As a dedicated Registered Social Worker (RSW) with several years of experience in social services, I am committed to helping people navigate life's challenges. My goal is to provide a safe and supportive space where clients can explore their emotions, find solutions, and achieve their personal goals.
(604) 239-8414 View (604) 239-8414

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Christian Counsellors

Why is it important for a therapist to be culturally sensitive?

Therapists and clients don’t need to share the same belief system or background to be able to work effectively together, but a therapist whose training includes a focus on cultural competence may be better able to form a therapeutic bond with individuals from a range of backgrounds, as they will have experience in tailoring their approach to each client—and will be prepared to acknowledge and consider the effects of culture, religion, and other factors on each individual.

Why is it important to find a therapist sensitive to Christian values?

Each person brings a unique history and background to therapy, making it important to find a licensed therapist who is trained in a broad range of treatment modalities. In addition, for people who grow up in a faith tradition that strongly influences the way they conduct their everyday life, finding a therapist who understands or shares that background can ease the disclosure of sensitive information and facilitate the therapeutic process. For some clients, a Christian therapist is likely to incorporate faith-based principles into emotional healing techniques.

How do I recognise an effective Christian therapist?

Christian therapists are licensed mental health professionals—holding a master’s or doctoral degree in medicine, nursing, psychology, counseling, social work, or marriage and family therapy—who are also familiar with Christian beliefs and values. They have an understanding of the importance that Christian principles play in the lives of individuals and families, which allows them to be especially sensitive to the kinds of struggles that can affect daily functioning. Like all effective therapists, a Christian therapist will have undergone training and certification in a variety of treatment modalities that help people through crises and enable them to master the challenges of life.

Why might someone feel comfortable with a Christian therapist?

While training, qualifications, and experience are always important, research has long established that a strong alliance between client and therapist is a major contributor to therapeutic success. An alliance is likely to be strengthened with a therapist who not only is responsive to questions and concerns but also shares a client’s faith and values. Sensitivity to spiritual matters as well as to everyday struggles can provide a welcome sense of safety and contribute to the bond between client and therapist, both of which support the therapeutic process.

Who is included in Psychology Today’s directory of Christian therapists?

The directory of Christian therapists includes professionals who have shared their background in their profiles. However, not all therapists choose to disclose this information, and they may not appear in search results for this reason. The directory also shows therapists who indicate that they have extensive experience working with Christian clients, regardless of their own background or religious affiliation.